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  1. 1. Cloud Computing Using Cloud Computing to Create Transparency Across Cultures in an Online Environment
  2. 2. Presentation for the Capital DistrictEducational Technology Group– June, 2012 Patrice Prusko Torcivia Lorette Pellettiere Calix
  3. 3. Cloud Computing Defined• any Internet based shared resource, software or information provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.• the term cloud often used as a metaphor for the Internet• applications delivered over the Internet, and accessed through your web browser. Data is stored on servers.• Clouds often appear as single points of access for all consumers computing needs.
  4. 4. Benefits•Cost savings•Security•Reliability•Scalable services and applications•Redundancy and disaster recovery•Archiving(Ir)retrievability
  5. 5. Elements of Disruption •Technology o Reach those not previously able to be served •Business Model Innovation and Higher Ed o Rethink processes o Where it happens o What the goals are
  6. 6. Using Technology in education:••More student centered and customized•Interactive•More diverse, creative assignments•Students make more connections and are more engaged
  7. 7. PANAMA PARTNER Quality Leadership UniversityPartnerships with ESC, University of Lousville, Towson University, College of Notre Dame and FIU
  8. 8. PROGRAM SIZE •First cohort - March 2009 - 19 students •Starting 4th cohort April, 2012 •Average 35 students •55 graduates + 13
  9. 9. PROGRAM FORMAT •8 - 10 week sessions •Occasional intensive 4 weeks •One week residencies at beginning and end •çStructured to complete 40 – 43 credits in 14 months
  10. 10. PANAMA STUDENTS • •Concentrations: Marketing or International Business •Median age: 22.5 •Average credits upon entering: approx. 58 •Av. Credits ESC: 50 •% work – 85% •% other simultaneous studies – 10%
  11. 11. Demographics
  12. 12. Cultural considerations Hofstede Dimensions
  13. 13. ESC/QLU Goals•Increase engagement/persistence•Deepen learning•Students to view themselves as professionals•Take ownership in their success•21st century skills embedded across curriculum
  14. 14. How could we use CC Tools?•Create an interest in content that connects to their lives•Continuity of learning•Build upon their knowledge•Reflect with others•Construct and reconstruct their knowledge.
  15. 15. Google Apps••Single portal you access from your web browser•Collection of web-based programs and file storage in the “cloud”•Peer review of academic work/scholarly papers•E-mail, documents, blogs, RSS feeds, groups•Personal desktop available anytime/anywhere•Being adopted by entire states
  16. 16. Google Docs(Document creation/sharing)••Access anytime/anywhere• No losing documents due to a “crashed” computer• Small learning curve• See revision history• Everyone has same version• FreeSimilar tools: Scribd, TypeWithMe,SlideShareRelated tools (File & resource sharing):DropBox, Livebinders, Dropio
  17. 17. Benefits to instructors•No cost/concerns when selecting software or with update•Can “see” progress•Faculty discussion area•Can grade assignments, track and record grades and give student feedback anytime/anywhere
  18. 18. "Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff“(Social Bookmarking)•Bookmark and tag web pages•Attach sticky notes•Add comments and highlight•Llistswebslide•Connect, engage students, social and funSimilar tools:,, ScuttlEDU
  19. 19. Blogging• Student Journaling• It gives every student a voice• Students engage in new ideas through collaboration across the globe• Continuity of learning• Build and reconstruct knowledge• Panama/DR/Lebanon/NY BlogPossible Tools: WordPress, Blogger, EduBlog,Posterous
  20. 20. •(Formerly Elluminate) •Allows for real time interaction •Sessions can be recorded and archived •Voice, chat box and phone-in options •Small group break-out rooms •Whiteboard, presentations, desktop and file sharing •Up to 6 web cam images Similar tools: WebEx, Adobe Connect, Dimdim
  21. 21. Participants Appear Here White Board/Presentation Area Participant Chat Area Type Your Message HereCommunicate via Microphone
  22. 22. Student reaction Elluminate sessions helped me stay more engaged and on schedule. 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Yes No Not sure
  23. 23. Skype(VoIP)• Free skype-to-skype calls (computer or mobile)• Skype to phone at low cost• Video call option• Online chat, IM to phones• File sharing• Video conferencingSimilar tools: Google Talk/Wave,Wallwisher, Gizmo
  24. 24. Online textbooks / materials •Need to understand how students experience learning •Searchable •Co-create with students •Brainstorm, Ask them what will work for them
  25. 25. Online Textbooks & Materials• Your College Online Library• Coursesmart:• Harvard Publishing:• College Open Textbooks:• Flatworld Knowledge:• Issuu:• Connexions:• Open Educational Resources Commons:• Google Scholar:• Other Online (for example): Free Management Library:,
  26. 26. (Video Creation & hosting)••Complement readings.•Can’t discount importance of learning this way. This is what is going on in their world.•Pictures an effective means of persuasion. shift happens•Critically listen and watchSimilar tools: TeacherTube, iMovie, Aviary, Vimeo
  27. 27. Prezi (Presentation creation/sharing) •Can create zooming presentations •Good for mapping ideas, images •Remains in the “cloud” Related tools: Slideshare, Keynote, Google Docs
  28. 28. Twitter (Micro-blogging)••How can I use this tool to create a better learning experience? Profpatrice• Questions during class or anytime, links, reminders, pop quizzes,• Gives each student a voice• Continue conversation outside of class• Summarize because only 140 words• Post something that is happening outside of classSimilar tools: Edmodo, Yammer
  29. 29. (Photo sharing & editing)•Literacy skills•Intellectual property rights•Writing prompt•Multiple images to create a story•Geo tags•Virtual field trip•Flicktion•How will you use cloud computing?Similar tools: Picasa, Aviary, Photopeach, Photostory
  30. 30. Other tools••Social Networking tools (Facebook, LinkedIn)•Pixton Comic Make•Tag galaxy•Shape Collage•Evernote•Wordle•Mindmeister•Survey Monkey•Doodle
  31. 31. Resources•1 01 ways to use Twitter• ePals Global Community K-12• Collaborate with other educators across the Globe• Google for Educators• Google Notebook• Creative Commons• Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies• Tech & Learning
  32. 32. Call To Action••Follow my Blog, Twitter and Linkedin•Post your Flickr statement•Tweet your “take away”•Share your ideas and results on my Blog•Expand your classroom
  33. 33. Contact InfoPATRICE: LORETTE:•E-mail: E-mail:,, Skype: calixpell• Skype: patrice.torcivia LinkedIn• Twitter: Profpatrice• Blog: http://cloudcomputingesc.blogspot.comhttp://• LinkedIn
  34. 34. Educational goals•What you want to do with these tools?•How can you use them to engage, motivate and create interest?•What is your pedagogical intent?•Where do you want it to take your students?•You are the banks of a river guiding the water to where it needs to go
  35. 35. Individualization•Individual learning experiences that best meet the individual learning styles of each of our students•Multiple abilities within one classroom•Cloud computing enables students to communicate and learn in a way that is most effective for them
  36. 36. Learning•Learning is not memorizing content•Use CC tools to move into their world•Create an environment that fosters and nurtures learning•Interaction between student, technology and content
  37. 37. Interaction•Higher interaction leads to deeper learning- Between students and teacher,- across classrooms- throughout the world•CC enables you to increase the interactions of your students
  38. 38. Cultural Differences in Learning•Different teaching style•English writing skills•Plagiarism•Classroom expectations•Teaching global skills vs respecting culture•Availability and use of support services
  39. 39. Cultural Differences in Pedagogy •Students used to being told information and memorizing •Not familiar with student centered learning •Some common international issues we in general don’t have
  40. 40. Where we started•Interactive experiences•Active teachers and active students•CC tools such as Facebook and Google email•How could they be incorporated into our classrooms?